Mentori oire-nomi (chisel) with boxwood handle (Ouchi)

Brand: Ouchi (Japan)

The Mentori Oire-Nomi are beautiful bevel edged Japanese chisels from Ouchi.

  • $165.00

Established in 1890, Ouchi (pronounced Oh-oo-chi) chisel manufacturing has established a reputation of offering chisels that are widely recognised as some of the best working chisels available. They are a staple of professionals working with wood across Western Japan, and while not offering the aesthetic enhancements offered by some makers, the understated appearance and attention to detail of Ouchi chisels is eye-candy in and of itself.

Mr. Toshiaki Ouchi is the 4th generation chisel maker at Ouchi, and the current general manager of operations. He brings blend of old world, handed down knowledge with modern ideas and techniques, and an unending quest for improved quality and performance.

‘Mentori’ literally translates as ‘chamfered’ and in this case creates the often seen ‘bevel edge’ chisel familiar to most woodworkers. Even the smallest sizes have bevelled blades, an unusual feature.  

As with all Ouchi chisels, these feature #2 white steel forge laminated to a soft steel main body.

Available in 3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,30,36,42,48mm

  • Boxwood handle
  • Single hollow blade
  • White steel
  • Made in Japan

Our warehouse is based in Nelson, NZ and all transactions are charged in New Zealand dollars. All shipping is charged at $NZD 7.90 including GST for shipping anywhere within New Zealand.  All goods from a single order will be shipped together. If several orders have been made on the same day, by the same person, to the same delivery address, we will do our best to combine those orders into one shipment unless otherwise instructed.

Shipping is free of charge for all overs $150NZD.

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